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Nauru Public Holiday July 1 (Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru-Yaren) - Summary: The president of Nauru, Ludwig Scotty, has announced that Friday, July 1, 2005, had once gain been declared a non-working public holiday in Nauru of in commemoration of the anniversary of the take-over of the Phosphate Industry by the Nauru Phosphate Corporation. Links: full story and other Nauru news and updates.
Isle of Man 2006 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Isle of Man Guide-Tynwald) - Summary: The Bank Holidays (2006) Order 2005 was approved by Tynwald, thus specifying the list of official public holidays in the Isle of Man for 2006. Links: full story and other Isle of Man news and updates.
Monaco Declares July 12 Public Holiday (Source: Conseil National-Principauté de Monaco) - Summary: Monaco's National Council has voted Law 1298 making Tuesday, July 12, 2005, a one-off public holiday, to coincide with the date when Prince Albert II will accede to the throne. Links: full story and other Monaco news and updates.
Ecuador Moves August 10 Public Holiday (Source: El Universo) - Summary: The President of Ecuador has issued an executive decree moving this year's August 10 public holiday (Primer Grito de la Independencia) from Wednesday, August 10, to Friday August 12, 2005. Links: full story and other Ecuador news and updates.
Haiti Declares June 25 Public Holiday (Source: Conférence épiscopale d’Haïti-Port au Prince) - Summary: The government of Haiti has declared a one-off public holiday for Monday, June 27, 2005. Links: full story and other Haiti news and updates.
South Korea Cancels 2 Public Holidays (Source: Yonhap News Agency-Seoul) - Summary: Yesterday, at a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Lee Hae-Chan, the Cabinet approved the removal of the two holidays from the list of public holidays in South Korea. Links: full story and other South Korea news and updates.
Malaysia To Keep Friday-Saturday Weekends In Kelantan (Source: Bernama News Agency-Kota Baharu) - Summary: The Chief Executive (Menteri Besar) of Malaysia's State of Kelantan, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, has announced that the state government would stick to Friday and Saturday as public holidays, rather than change to Saturday and Sunday weekends as had recently been suggested. Links: full story and other Malaysia news and updates.
Puerto Rico 2006 Public Holidays Announced (Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado-ORHELO) - Summary: The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released the "Memorando Especial Núm. 18-2005", which lists the public sector holidays for the year 2006. Links: full story and other Puerto Rico news and updates.
Philippines Declares June 13 Nationwide Public Holiday (Source: Philippines Government Website) - Summary: Late yesterday, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) issued Proclamation No. 856 declaring Monday, June 13, 2005, as a special non-working day throughout the Philippines. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.
Philippines Rules-Out June 13 Public Holiday (Source: Manila Bulletin-Manila) - Summary: Philippines Presidential Press Secretary, Ignacio Bunye, has announced that Monday, June 13, 2005, will remain a regular working day even though June 12, Independence Day, falls on a Sunday this year. Links: full story and other Philippines news and updates.